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A 24-year-old male asked:

About to be 25. smoked about a pack a day since i was 16. quitting now. by quitting young will i avoid all smoking related disease?

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Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 13 years experience
Possibly : First, great that you are quitting. Yes you will decrease the likelihood that you will have lung problems by stopping. However it will never go to zero as you smoked for almost a decade.

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Last updated Dec 31, 2014

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